"Travel experience LD Lines Poole to Gijon ferry"
Reviewed 25 July 2014 by Richard
The trip was easy to book through directferries.co.uk and was almost half the price of some the rival companies running ferries to Santander. The trip was excellent. Staff of lD lines were very friendly and helpful. The cabins were extremely clean and air conditioned. The Norman Asturias is not a large ferry but contains all the required comforts. A good bar, an area for viewing films, a bistro, a small children's play area and a small shop. Bistro food was fine and not too expensive. My only criticism would be that the credit card machine did not work on the journey back. All in all though a very comfotable and enjoyable trip, great atmosphere on the ship (not as crowded as larger boats)and comes highly recommended, especially at the price.
'Richard' travelled Poole Gijon with LD Lines on Norman Asturias
"Ferry to Spain"
Reviewed 20 July 2014 by theoldmanonabike
Excellent ferry cheaper than their rivals only grip I have was the return timing getting into Poole at midnight.
'theoldmanonabike' travelled Poole Gijon with LD Lines on Norman Asturias
Reviewed 11 July 2014 by Andrew
Great start to our trip to Northern Spain. Easy check in at Poole and although the facilities on board are very basic everything you need is on hand. Brilliant value for money would definitely use again and recommend to others.
'Andrew' travelled Poole Gijon with LD Lines on Norman Asturias
Reviewed 25 June 2014 by Jeanette
We have traveled on many ferries from Spain to Italy, Tunisia, Sicily. and Malta. This was by far the best. Food was fresh and very reasonable priced with a bottle of wine at €8.50. Staff were helpful.Cabins were adequate and clean. The ship was not full, so you didn't feel like you were in a cattle market. we arrived 2 hours early which was a bonus. Not very well equipped if you are disabled as there is no lift to the cabins and only 1 disabled cabin. Nice to arrive in Spain refreshed.
'Jeanette' travelled Poole Gijon with LD Lines on Norman Asturias
|Plymouth - Santander with Brittany Ferries - 1 Sailing Weekly / 19 hour 30 minute crossing|
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|Portsmouth - Santander with Brittany Ferries - 4 Sailings Weekly / 23 hour 30 minute crossing|
Poole is a coastal town, port and tourist destination in the traditional county of Dorset in southern England. The is famed for its large natural harbour, situated on the shores of the English Channel.
The Poole Harbour area has been inhabited for well over 2,000 years.
Poole is positioned on a very popular stretch of coastline, with the resort of Bournemouth to the east, Studland to the south and the Jurassic coast southwest. The town has grown rapidly, and Sandbanks, a small sand spit across part of the harbour mouth, is so popular that it has the fourth highest land value, by area, in the world. There are exclusive homes both on Sandbanks and the whole of the area stretching east from the Harbour to The Avenue (the eastern boundary of Poole).
Gijon is a coastal industrial city in the region of Asturias, Spain.
Progressive modernization through the ages along with its own excellent natural condition has turned Gijón into a city that attracts a growing number of visitors, drawn by a promise of warm summers and mild winters, sports, culture and great transport links.